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Date Open to Change


Next entry in the series of shorts about life across the pond. Past installment can be found here. —— Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean my mother is not out to get me. She had not said a word, except for hi or hello since she I saw her coming out of Heathrow. She pounced […]

I gots a thousand comments!


Or so says the wordpress comment tracker. Yeah, I’m so just posting this to fill up space, as if the internet needs more crap. So where was I? OK, I’m on Twitter, but you already knew that. I’m querying (and shedding manly tears inside, deep, deep, inside). Laughing out loud after reading this post. Spending […]

Still At It!


Do I ever! Number of Queries Sent: 1 Number of Rejections Received: 0 Expect anything out of the first query, not bloody likely! Why? Because it sucked. For some reason I can’t write a query that’s worth a damn. I write a few first paragraphs, think they are swell and then once I had a […]

A Meme and a Preview


First the preview. This is the opening scene of my first novel (which I’m querying right now). It got some good comments/critiques over at Miss Snark’s First Victim and I like to share it with you today. ——- The One Letter I checked the mailbox with a sense of dread. There was always a chance […]

Query Week: It’s all about the sale


Before we begin, lets slide over to the blog plug of the day: C. Hope Clark has an excellent post on those overworked mini0ns…I mean staffers of our dedicated agent to be and what do they do for both agent (boss) and writer (most annoying, I mean honorable costumers). Oh, and Amy had another rejection […]

Query Week: Alternatives to Queriying


NOTE: This post assumes that you, as the writer, want to snag an agent. By passing the agents or self-publishing will be covered on a later date. —– Is there is such a thing? Yes, but it takes steel nerves and a bit of luck to successfully bypass the querying process in order to land […]

Query Week: The Tao of Qs and As


That’s Queries and Agents to you. But before we go into today’s topic, check out Donna’s travails in query making. And now back to our post. The whole process of getting published, at least for a first time fiction author is, well, a carriage-before-horse deal. Let me explain. The common route to publishing runs thus: […]